Explore the intersection of gender and politics on one of the only master’s in the UK focused on these two subjects combined. With gender at last being given centre stage as a political issue, now is a particularly interesting time to be looking at politics and gender in combination. Delving into this fascinating area, this MA will give you a deep insight into issues related to gender and the contemporary world. You’ll explore how gender intersects with politics, international relations, political theory and public policy. Other topics covered include the politics of gender inequality, and the part gender can play in the peace and reconciliation of countries; and gender in political representation, and the steps needed to make electoral organisations more gender equal. You’ll be joining a well-established team of academics specialising in gender and politics. We have a growing Gender and Sexuality Research Group at the University. This is also currently one of the only MA courses in the UK focusing specifically on politics and gender, giving you a stand-out qualification. As well as a compelling set of master’s level skills, you will gain a deep understanding of how gender is approached in politics across national and international spheres, putting you in a strong position for a policy making career. Graduate prospects Studying this course is excellent preparation for working in gender policy roles. You could take your expertise into international organisations, multinational corporations, public bodies or think tanks. You could also take your studies further to doctoral level.
Course structure This course lasts 1 year. It starts in September 2023 and ends in 2024. Welcome week starts on 25 September 2023. Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions. Compulsory course units These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units. Semester 1 Gender theory Scopes and methods of politics and international relations The politics of gender inequality Plus two optional units Semester 2 Gender and transitional justice Gender, peace and security Gender, political behaviour and representation Plus two optional units Summer Gender and politics MA dissertation Optional course units These optional units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units. Semester 1 International terrorism and counter-terrorism International relations theories International security: theories and concepts Memory culture - memory politics Governance, security and development in East and South East Asia Foreign policy analysis Semester 2 Organised crime in Europe: threats and challenges International security: the contemporary agenda Britain and Europe International relations of South and Central Asia Theories of conflict and conflict resolution The politics of risk Russian politics in comparative perspective
Assessment Coursework Essay Seminar Other
British qualifications You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in a social sciences subject. We will also consider graduates with an undergraduate degree in other subjects where you have substantial relevant professional experience. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree. If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements. English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course. If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.
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